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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Power & Communication Line Construction

Overview: the U.S. Power & Communication Line Construction Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Power & Communication Line Construction: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Power & Communication Line Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)



Building construction, total


Office buildings


Educational buildings


Nonbuilding construction, total


Highways, streets, and related work, such as public sidewalks, curbs, guardrails and signs


Sewers, water mains, and related facilities


Sewers, sewer lines, septic systems, and related facilities


Water mains, storage, wells, and related facilities


Oil and gas pipelines, pumping stations, storage tanks, and mains


Power and communication transmission lines, cables, towers, and related facilities


Power plants


Other nonbuilding construction


U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Power & Communication Line Construction company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Power & Communication Line Construction industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Power & Communication Line Construction measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6%
Construction Trades Workers 29%
Construction Laborers 15%
Construction Laborers 15%
Construction Equipment Operators 7%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32%
Line Installers and Repairers 28%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 18%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Power & Communication Line Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Maxtena patents Phased Array Antenna Pointing Direction Estimation And Control - 04/26/2018
  • Ward Electric trademarks "WARD ELECTRIC COMPANY" - construction, maintenance and repair of power lines, electric and fiber optic cables, power substations, power generators; repair of power distribution and transmission equipment and structures; installation of utility systems and infrastructure; consulting in the field of installation, construction, maintenance and repair of power lines, electric and fiber optic cables, power substations, power generators; construction project management services in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution projects; inspection services in the field of construction of power line structures; utility infrastructure construction, installation, maintenance and repair of underground, horizontal directional drilling pipes, electric conduits, and cables for underground electric transmission and distribution utility lines - 03/15/2018
  • Ex2 Technology trademarks "EX2 TECHNOLOGY" - Financing of broadband network systems, apparatus, and installation for others; Financing of communications and security systems, apparatus, and installation for others - 03/14/2018
  • Maxtena trademarks "MAXTENA" - Antennas for wireless communications apparatus; Microwave antennas; Vehicle locating, tracking and security system comprised of an antenna and radio transmitter to be placed in a vehicle - 03/07/2017
  • American Tower Asset Sub patents Guy Anchor Reinforcement - 01/03/2013
  • Maxtena raises $2 million in funding. - 11/29/2012

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    American Tower Asset Sub17
    Ex2 Technology

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Executive Briefings

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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $408,484,828 on Power & Communication Line Construction. It has awarded 1,560 contracts to 413 companies, with an average value of $989,067 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Transmission and distribution line construction, Wind power structure construction, Telephone line stringing, Electric power transmission line and tower construction, Communication antenna construction, Electricity generating plant (except hydroelectric) construction, Satellite receiving station construction, Solar power structure construction, Television transmitting tower construction, Utility line (i.e., communication, electric power), construction, Pole line construction, Power line stringing, Fiber optic cable transmission line construction, Substation and switching station, power transmission line, Cable laying (e.g., cable television, electricity, marine, telephone), including underground, Thermal power plant construction, Microwave relay tower construction, Communication tower construction, Telephone line construction, Tower, power distribution and communication, Electric light and power plant (except hydroelectric) construction, Power plant (except hydroelectric) construction, Transformer station and substation, electric power, Nuclear power plant construction, Alternative energy (e.g., geothermal, ocean wave, solar, wind) structure construction, Cellular phone tower construction, Underground cable (e.g., telephone) laying, Radio transmitting tower construction, Construction management, power and communication transmission line, Co-generation plant construction, etc.

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